Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Sport | By

Anthony Martial Still Needs To Do This - France Coach Tells Forward

Anthony Martial Still Needs To Do This - France Coach Tells Forward

Ince believes a welcome return to form over recent weeks should bring an end to those debates, with a man who missed out on World Cup glory in Russian Federation now back in the France squad and offering enough to suggest that he could become the finest deep-lying forward in the Premier League.

"I never gave up my feelings that this was the right way for him, even if he had to go through hard moments".

And speaking on Martial's U-turn at the club, Mourinho has revealed he set a hard path for his player in order for him to realise his "phenomenal talent".

He was also named in Didier Deschamps' latest France squad this week having missed out on selection for the World Cup, Les Bleus triumphing without him at Russian Federation 2018.

Martial was out of favour under Jose Mourinho at United, but he has found his way back into the team in the past month and impressed.

United are rumoured to be readying a new £58m five-year contract for the 22-year-old following his inspired turnaround at the club.

Deschamps acknowledged Martial's struggles to maintain his best form in the past have held him back at times.


"Anthony has been with the national team for a while now". He's experienced both good and bad times, which is also the case for his club.

He can do it and he is doing it at Manchester United but he knows that it's not enough.

"Anthony is a young player who is in the process of acquiring, I hope, a certain level of maturity - his potential is incredible".

Anthony Martial was reportedly close to leaving Manchester United but manager Jose Mourinho says he always had faith in the in-form forward.

The United superstar has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, amid reports of a hard relationship with manager Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese coach has made him central to his plans in recent weeks .

The friendly against Uruguay will be played at the Stade de France on Tuesday, November 20.

Like this: